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Benefits and Poverty Catherine Hale lies on a sofa as she works on her laptop

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing claims that it has been running a discriminatory benefit sanctions regime, following the publication of new research. Academic Ben Baumberg Geiger has found that more than 900,000 disabled claimants of the mainstream out-of-work benefit jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) have been sanctioned since the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition
Human Rights Tapestry featuring rights slogans such as Disabled People Fight Back and Nothing About Us Without Us

Disabled people’s rights have gone backwards over the last five years, according to a major review of equality and human rights in Britain. Following its five-yearly review of progress on social justice, the equality watchdog called on the government to pay “urgent attention” to areas where disabled people’s rights have regressed. The Equality and
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